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DPS inducts new superintendent
Thursday, July 17, 2014
DURHAM – Bert L’Homme, like his French last name translates, is the man – the new man for the job. L’Homme was sworn in Monday as the new Durham Public Schools superintendent on the steps of J.D. Clement Early College High School. He is filling the position left vacant by Eric Becoats, who resigned in December 2013 after allegations
 
Wake County schools parents discuss state of affairs
Thursday, July 17, 2014
CARY – It was the topic of discussion, not the hors d’oeuvres, that drew people to a community forum about North Carolina’s public schools and education. Aim Higher Now NC, a campaign that defends public education, hosted the round circle discussion. “Public education affects all, even if you don’t have kids,” organizer
 
Budget stalemate costs taxpayers thousands
Monday, July 14, 2014
RALEIGH – The meter is running for the North Carolina General Assembly to pass a new budget. Lawmakers were to agree on the details before the Independence Day holiday. But now, the daily bill to keep the state Legislature open is running around $50,000, according to Logan Smith, communications director for Progress North Carolina. "That's slightly
 
Governor gives 450 teachers raises
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
RALEIGH – Last week Governor Pat McCrory handed out generous $10,000 bonuses to teachers, but only 450 of the 95,000 in North Carolina received them. The bonuses came from the federal Race to the Top grant funds and were given to Governor’s Teacher Network members. Teachers across the state were chosen for the GTN through a rigorous application
 
Durham’s Vietnam memorial honors fallen
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
DURHAM – It was a fitting day to gather and remember those who served and continue to serve to make our freedom possible. On July 4, supporters decked out in red, white and blue gathered at the Vietnam Veteran living memorial in the Edison Johnson Recreation Center Park to remember those who gave their lives in service to their country. Along a
 
Obamacare signups soar but knowledge gap still exists
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
DURHAM – Jeff Purefoy’s bite is worse than his bark. Purefoy is a former professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter who now heads MMA as a boxing coach at the UFC Gym in Durham. Though he knows how to throw a perfect punch, his big smile (parenthetically annotated by large dimples) gives him away. Outside of the ring, however, he’s just a
 
Martial arts and boxing coach is a lover and a fighter
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
DURHAM – Jeff Purefoy’s bite is worse than his bark. Purefoy is a former professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter who now heads MMA as a boxing coach at the UFC Gym in Durham. Though he knows how to throw a perfect punch, his big smile (parenthetically annotated by large dimples) gives him away. Outside of the ring, however, he’s just a
 
Youth to host Freedom School to commemorate anniversary
Thursday, July 3, 2014
1964 was a special year for blacks in America. Not only was the Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed into legislation, but it was also the year of “Freedom Summer.” Hundreds across the nation gathered in Mississippi to fight segregation, setting up dozens of Freedom Schools, Freedom Houses and community centers for the black population. Student
 
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